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NAAC to adapt new ways of accreditation

The NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) plans to come up with a new methodology for providing accreditation to the colleges by March 2012.In an accreditation award ceremony of NAAC held in Bangalore recently,Prof Goverdhan Mehta, chairman, executive committee, NAAC,said that an exclusive website had been created to receive feedback from institutions in this regard.Over 100 colleges and universities from across the country received their accreditation at the function.

University Grants Commission chairman Prof Ved Prakash said that if quality had to be maintained in education, children should not only be provided means for their natural development but also be given all facilities to achieve their career aspirations.

India has the largest system of higher education but its gross enrollment ratio is low. We have a long distance to go to gain world class recognition.Any institution of repute,must know and regard the three ideas: fulfilling the needs of the society,using public resources in a responsible manner and maintaining standards of excellence in learning and discovery.

Prof Prakash pointed out that the purpose of NAAC was to help the nation know its strengths so it could build on them and identify its shortcomings so that investments could be made to better them.

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